This week is United Nations Global Road Safety Week which focuses on promoting increased safety awareness.
The theme of this year’s campaign – which ends May 10 – is for drivers to ‘‘look out for kids’’, and for the public to help keep them safe on roads.
It also calls on drivers to protect children by slowing down around schools and in communities, and keep their attention on the task of driving.
Assistant Commissioner of Road Policing Dave Cliff says since 2007 more than 1100 school-age children have been killed or injured after being struck by vehicles outside schools.
‘‘This is something we want to prevent,’’ he says.